Travel security alert to Turkey


2016-07-17 01:05
Source: Tourism Crisis Management Office
 
Given the recent security situation in Turkey, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Chinese Embassy in Turkey issued a security alert to Chinese citizens. Following is the translated version of the full text:
 
"Lately the situation in Turkey has been agitated.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Chinese Embassy in Turkey advise Chinese citizens not to travel to Turkey during this period. Chinese citizens and institutions already in Turkey should remain on high alert, strengthen security precautions, be prepared for emergencies, avoid leaving their residences or going to areas with large concentration of people. In case of emergency, contact immediately the police and the Chinese Embassy or Consulates for assistance.
In view of the special circumstances in that location, if Chinese citizens insist on traveling to that country after this alert is issued, they might encounter high security risk and be subjected to delays in receiving any assistance.
 
Turkish Police Services: 155; Emergency Services: 112
Embassy of China in Turkey for Consular Protection and Assistance: +90-5388215530
Consulate-General of China in Istanbul for Consular Protection and Assistance: +90-5313389459
Consulate-General of China in Izmir for Consular Protection and Assistance: +90-5358802656
Global Emergency Call Center for Consular Protection and Services of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China: +86-10-12308 or +86-10-59913991."
 
The Tourism Crisis Management Office (GGCT) alerts Macao residents not to travel during this period to Turkey.
 
Until the present moment, GGCT has received 2 requests for information and 1 request assistance.
 
If necessary, Macao residents can call:
24-hour Tourism Hotline (853) 2833 3000;
The Chinese Embassy and consulates or the Global Emergency Call Center for Consular Protection and Services of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24-hour hotline: +86 10 12308 for assistance.
 
             


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